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Mounting the TV on the wall is definitely a trend. It looks modern, saves a considerable space in the room and all the cables can be hidden in the wall, which makes the environment nice and neat. However, to make sure you reap the rewards of mounting the TV on the wall, you need to take into consideration important factors. Let’s have a look at them!
It is not only picking a convenient spot on the wall to mount the TV. It must be a location on the wall that will provide a comfortable viewing angle. The position of the viewers and the wall mounted TV height must be right, otherwise watching a movie will not be something enjoyable.
A good monitor wall mount will have an extended arm to provide an easy movement of the TV, so it does not to be stuck on the wall. This flexibility offers a wide range of viewing angles.
First and foremost, the wall you plan to have the TV mounted must be able to hold the TV. The modern televisions are lighter and thinner than the old ones, but they are still heavy and bulky. It is not a device any wall can hold.
The vast majority of walls built in Australia are made of plasterboard, which is not capable of holding a TV, not even a small one. You can still mount the TV on the wall in that case. However, you must find the studs inside the wall to do so. By using a stud finder it is easy to find the right location to mount the TV.
If your wall is not capable of holding the TV, and the location of the stud is not convenient for the installation do not panic! There is still a way out. You can mount the television on a TV floor stand. A good stand comes with a mounting plate, so instead of sitting the TV on the top of the stand, you can mount it. It will look very similar to a wall mount installation.
To install the TV on the wall you will need tools such as: power drill (and bits), stud finder, spanners, etc. If you do not have all the necessary tools for the job, just the cost to buy them might be greater than hiring a professional to do the job. However, for DIY enthusiastic people, mounting the TV on the wall can be quite an interesting way to spend a few hours on the weekend.
If you prefer to do the job yourself and have all the necessary tools available, the mounting bracket instructions might have all the information you need to know. If not, the article “TV Wall Mount Installation. How You Should Do It” will have all the information you need to know.
It is not only about the wall or mounting bracket, it is all about the television you would like to mount on the wall. So, if you are in the market for a new TV and would like to mount it, it is wise to check if the TV is mountable. While the vast majority of the modern TV can be mounted, it really helps to verify a few factors first.
Port location. If the HDMI port, antenna and USB port are located on the back of the TV instead of the side, it will limit your ability to mount that device on the wall.
VESA standard. VESA pattern or standard is an international pre-drilled holes on the back of the TV. It is the most commonly used pre-drilled pattern, and it is very easy to find TV wall mounts in the market featuring it. If you have a TV and a mounting bracket compatible with VESA, all you have to do is screw in the TV into the mount. No drills and adaptation needed.
If you want to mount a TV that you already have and it does not feature the VESA pattern standard. You can use a VESA mount adaptor to make the installation possible. Not all TVs fit all adaptors, so it is important that you check carefully if it is suitable for your TV.
If you have a new TV and want to set it up the right way, have a look at this guide.